The University of Arkansas has received a pair of grants from the National Science Foundation to support collaborations with HBCUs on projects examining politics, Black trauma and COVID-19.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z created a $2 million scholarship program to support students at five HBCUs including the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which will receive $400,000 over four years.
A $6.1 million grant is supporting the creation of an institute focused on virus research. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is one of four hub sites.
All 4 Arkansas HBCUs are taking steps to protect students against COVID-19 this fall including requiring masks and providing financial incentives for vaccinations.
Philander Smith College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are providing new scholarships that may alleviate some of the financial stress felt by families paying for college amid the pandemic.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has announced its eighth cohort of HBCU Scholars, which includes four Arkansas students.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has received approval for two new master’s programs and is accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Cooperative Extension Program has received a nearly $27,00 grant to address health disparities among rural and underserved communities.
Arkansas Baptist College is providing 500 students the chance to attend the 2021 fall semester debt free. The initiative is supported through state and federal funding.
Arkansas native Solomon Bozeman has been named the next head coach of the men’s basketball program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Chris Robinson is the new athletics director at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He has served as interim director since February.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s six-year graduation rate reached a record high of 40 percent for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Philander Smith College is being awarded a $2.5 million grant to develop the HBCU Center of Excellence in Digital Education and Rural Workforce Development.
A two-year grant from the Windgate Foundation will support a University of Arkansas Pine Bluff program preparing students to become educators.
Arkansas Baptist College and Buffalo Radio are hosting a radiothon May 21 in hopes of raising $100,000 for scholarships.
Philander Smith College made a surprise announcement during commencement ceremonies that it would close out graduates outstanding balances for graduates.
The UAPB football team lost in the national championship game Saturday. It was the Golden Lions’ first trip to the title game since 2012 and only loss of the season.
The UAPB football team is competing in the national championship this weekend for the first time since 2012. Fans can wish them luck during a send-off celebration at 8:30 a.m. Apr. 30 along University Drive.
Saracen Casino Resort and the Quapaw Nation are pledging $100,000 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in support of its Student-Athlete Academic Center.
A private donation is helping support 500 Little Rock students who can attend the virtual HBCU Awareness Foundation College Fair for free.
Low water pressure has prompted the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to place about 380 students in temporary housing.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is awarding more than $650,000 in grants to eight HBCUs including Philander Smith College.